Lois Duncan Writing Styles in I Know What You Did Last Summer

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There is a third person and limited point of view is used with the perspective changing throughout the book.

This point of view is effective for this story for two reasons. First it allows the reader to see how the events of last summer are internalized and affect the lives of each of the characters involved in the incident. The characters' personalities are revealed in an intimate manner.

The second reason is that the reader doesn't know more about who is taking revenge on the group for the accident last summer than the characters do. This instills the desire in the reader to turn the pages quickly and go on reading. Since the reader only knows information about the other characters or events that the characters themselves know, there is a need to find out as quickly as possible who sent the note and what's going...

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